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Thao Suranari Memorial Festival 2016 Nakhon Ratchasima
« on: March 02, 2016, 11:13:18 AM »
Just a reminder that the Thao Suranari Memorial Festival 2016 Nakhon Ratchasima has come round once again.
Date as usual from the 23 March – 3 April, 2016.  The venue Thao Suranari Monument, Nakhon Ratchasima



Held annually to pay tribute to Thao Suranari, or Khun Ying Mo, the celebrations will include the ceremonial lighting of an opening flame. This will be followed by a colourful cultural procession, during which dances will be performed to pay homage to Thao Suranaree, whose clever ruses helped fight off the armies of Lao King, Anouvong when he invaded Siam in 1826.

After the parades, there will be firework displays held at the city’s four ancient gates followed by a solemn ceremony to pay respects to this powerful heroine at the Thao Suranaree Monument.

There will be a great deal to see throughout the course of the 12-day event, with activities such as a Ya Mo sports competition, beauty contests as well as a range of competitions showcasing skills of local artisans, cultural performances, exhibitions to pay tribute to Ya Mo, a food fair, and booths selling local products.

For more information, contact
Tourism Authority of Thailand Nakhon Ratchasima Office
Tel: + 66(0) 4421 3666, +66 (0) 4421 3030

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Ya Mo Celebration
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2016, 04:15:51 PM »
As this is the forum for "Art, News and Culture" I have decided to post some "Art and Culture".  The other day the ladies of Korat were out celebrating in the streets. They were celebrating the victory of Ya Mo and her redoubtable ladies over the Lao army back in the early 1800s.  The Lao army invaded but the Thai men were in the pub and could not be bothered to go out and fight.  Instead Ya Mo and her band of ladies went out and met the Lao army, got them all drunk and slaughtered the lot.  Every year the ladies of Korat perform a dance in the streets to celebrate the famous victory.  Just one word of caution:- Never accept a drink from a Korat lady. 

Here is a short video from this year's celebration:-

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Korat plans 12-day festival to honour heroic ‘Grandma Mo’
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 11:52:52 AM »


Nakhon Ratchasima will celebrate the deeds of its famous heroine Thao Suranaree with a 12-day festival beginning on March 23.


Rungthip Bookhunthod, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand office in the northeastern province, said on Monday the festival continuing through April 3 would feature traditional performances at the Thao Suranee Monument and in front of the provincial hall.

Thao Suranee, referred to affectionately as Ya Mo (Grandma Mo), was the wife of the province’s governor in the 19th century who, in his absence, saved the populace from being taken hostage by the invading king of Vientiane.

Rungthip said tourists staying at any hotel in downtown Nakhon Ratchasima during the festival would be able to redeem their hotel receipt at the TAT office for a pha khama wrapping cloth worth Bt150.

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And if 12 days partying isn't sufficient, you need to take a short break anly to continue a couple of days later with Songkhran, that should be (at least) 5 days long this year.

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Re: Korat plans 12-day festival to honour heroic ‘Grandma Mo’
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 12:36:57 PM »
My wife and 1000 other ladies will be strutting their stuff on 23 March in the street by the Ya Mo statue.  Here is photo from past event:-
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The Power of Ya Mo
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2018, 11:41:33 AM »
For the past three and a bit years I have been working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  The roads there are terrible and every day you would see one or more accidents on the half hour journey between house and work.  So every time I came back to Korat for a holiday I would go to Khun Ya and ask her to make sure that I was not involved in a road accident in Riyadh.  Well, this worked perfectly as I was never involved in an accident. 
Yesterday, I arrived back at Suvarnabhumi, my Saudi adventures finally at an end.  My brother in law collected me from Suvarnabhumi, but an hour into the journey we were involved in an accident. Nothing serious, no injuries and not too much damage.
This afternoon I will be going to Ya Mo to thank her for looking after me in Saudi Arabia.  I will also be asking her to transfer my insurance cover from Saudi Arabia to Thailand.
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Re: The Power of Ya Mo
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2018, 01:09:14 PM »
Nice your back home safe. Believe in the spirits or not, The great yamo, has a history of ...

Ya Mo is that of a great Thai heroine honoured with a grand monument (the Suranari memorial) in the centre of Korat city. The monument is a sacred shrine embedding Ya Mo's guardian spirit which protects the people of the city. She is a grantor of protection, auspiciousness and good luck, and can fulfil wishes.

Of course people do worship other things not always for safe travel but more for their eagerness to get money. Yamo a good choice, or you could always try the Korat Lucky Golden Turtle ::)

Isaan Lotto Faithful Venerate ‘Lucky Golden Turtle’



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Re: The Power of Ya Mo
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2018, 12:57:49 PM »
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Re: The Power of Ya Mo
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2018, 04:42:10 PM »
A small part of an article from stickmanbangkok.com October 13th, 2002

By the time we reached Korat province, the skies were blue and it was as if we had reached another country.

Passing through Korat, we passed by the statue of Ya Mo, located in the centre of the city, which reminded me of a story that my girlfriend's mother told me recently… There was this homeless man sleeping in the central park in Korat city. He went over to the statue of Ya Mo and bent down, waiing deeply. He explained that he had no money for food, and no money for the journey back to his family in the countryside. He asked Ya Mo if he could provide him with 500 baht that he needed for food and the long ride home. All the while, a policeman was standing nearby, watching this homeless man. As he watched the homeless man, he heard the story and took great pity on him. The policeman delved into his wallet, pulled out 300 baht and handed it to the man. As the police officer walked away, the man waiied deeply to the statue of Ya Mo, thanking him for the 300 baht. He then said that next time you give me some money, give it directly to me because the policeman stole 200 baht of it before he handed it to me…
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Re: Korat plans 12-day festival to honour heroic ‘Grandma Mo’
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2018, 01:38:23 PM »
Koratfart is a fun festival to me.

 



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